Fabricius, Hieronymus

Fabricius, Hieronymus hīərŏn´əməs [key], 1537–1619, Italian anatomist pupil and successor of Fallopius and teacher of William Harvey at Padua. He was a surgeon, an embryologist, and an anatomist he described the venous valves but did not fully understand their function.

See his De venarum ostiolis (1603 facsimile ed., with introduction by K. J. Franklin, 1933).

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